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10 NEW Instagram Features That Will Help to Grow Your Instagram

Instagram Features

I’m going to squeeze a lot of information into a short amount of time about Instagram Features.

Because I have 10 different Instagram features. That I want to share with you that you may not know about or maybe you do. But anyway they’re the newest ones.

So I wanted to show you what they are and how to use these Instagram Features.

Number #1: Hashtag Insights

The very first one is a new update to the Instagram insights that business accounts get.

If you check out any of your posts and you go to the view insights tab. Scroll down to the bottom you know that there’s this section where it says impressions.

Hashtag Insights

Now, this is going to show you impressions that you get from home hashtags location etc.

But now with the new feature, they’re actually going to show you, which specific hashtags are bringing you.

The exact amount of impressions!

So I personally don’t have this feature yet which I’m really upset about but I know what others do.

But once you get it. It’s going to show you exactly which hashtag you used.

How many impressions did it bring you?

Hashtag Insight

That’s just gonna be a huge game-changer. So I’m super excited for that one to show up.

Number #2: Remove Followers

The next feature is being able to remove your own followers.

So I know that sounds kind of crazy. Because normally we’re working on growing our following.

But sometimes there comes a point, where you actually need to manage the people. That is following you and potentially remove some of them.

So if you’ve heard the term ghost followers before this is the feature that’s gonna help you deal with that.

Basically, a ghost follower is someone who follows you. But hasn’t actually commented or liked on any of your posts. Now determining who those people are is a bit complex of a process.

If you’re interested in removing followers for whatever reasons. All you have to do is navigate to the people that are following you. Then you see these three dots. You just go ahead and tap that, and then you can select remove follower.

remove instagram followers

Of course, you want to be careful when you’re doing this. But that feature is there for you to take advantage of.

Number #3: Countdown Timers

Next is the countdown timer in Instagram stories.

If you know much about marketing and creating urgency, whatever it is.  That you’re offering is key to getting people to take action.

Instagram actually just released a countdown timer feature. You can put into your stories. That’s really going to impact the amount of action. That people are taking based on what it is you’re promoting to them.

So to do that you create a story swipe up from the bottom. It’s like the countdown timer sticker. Then go ahead and give your countdown timer a name and then choose the end date and time.

After that, you can go ahead and tap this color to customize it a bit. Then go ahead and share it with your followers.

Instagram Countdown Timers

I don’t know if this has happened to you. But it happens to me all the time where I actually go. Edit my photo. And write up my caption.

I’ve got all my formatting and my emojis and everything. I’m about to post and then realize. I’m on the wrong account.

Number #4: Post to Any Account

Instagram is helping us. Deal with that problem by allowing us to toggle. Between which accounts we want to post to right in the Edit post section.

Once you’ve got a post ready to go. You’ll see this post to other account section. There you can actually toggle on which account you want to pose to.

Post to Any Account

So it doesn’t matter what you’re logged in to. At the minute you can post it to the correct account without wasting any extra time.

Number #5: Alt Text

This feature increases accessibility for people with visual impairments. If someone can’t actually view your image on Instagram. Then alt text helps their system actually describe what it’s in your photo.

So to add alt text to a photo. I need to do is hit the Advanced Settings button. Then scroll down until you see right alt text. You can just briefly describe what your image is about. Anyone with a visual impairment can enjoy it as well.

You can also add alt text to an image that you’ve already shared by simply tapping on the image. Going to the three dots at the top pressing edit and then clicking the alt text icon.

Like I said!

This is for accessibility. I personally think that. Maybe at some point, Instagram is gonna use this in their algorithm. That helps them determine what’s actually in your photo.

Potentially! what you write could help you rank. Hashtags are on the explore feet or something like that and maybe it sounds crazy.

Number #6: Bulk Upload

Uploading multiple images and videos to your Instagram stories at the exact same time.

This is a total lifesaver for people like me. Who like to do sequential Instagram stories, where each slide kind of links to the one after it.

I don’t want there to be like a three-minute gap between me. Posting my first interim story and my second one and potentially losing viewers.

This new feature is great. Because I can choose all of the images. That I want to upload edit them all at the same time. And upload them all at the same time.

So, all I have to do is go into your Instagram stories. Swipe up to access your camera roll and then tap the select multiple buttons in the top right. Then you can go through and tap the exact content that you want to add to your Instagram story.

There is a maximum of 10 slides that you can add at the same time. Make sure that you’re paying attention to the numbers.

Bulk Upload

Because that’s the order that they’re gonna come in. Then press next and on that screen, i can actually edit each individual story individually.

So I can add my stickers. I can add gifts, write text, whatever. Then once I’m ready, hit next and share them all at the exact same time to my stories.

Number #7: Name Tags

This kind of was a flop. I think I don’t know, don’t use it. I don’t really know many people that use it. But basically, it’s interims attempt at bringing QR codes back.

So the name tag feature allows you to create a little square icon. That other user can scan with their phone. It’s gonna take them over to your Instagram account.

Now, in theory, it sounds ok.

But there’s really not that much utility to it. I have heard people using it at networking events kind of like a business card.

Number #8: Shoppable Posts

If you have an e-commerce business and you sell physical products. You need to be using this feature. You can actually add tags onto your Instagram posts. That take people directly from Instagram over to the checkout page on your website.

This is insanely awesome!

Because you don’t have to have a certain amount of followers. You don’t have to have a business account. You simply just have to hook it all up and connect your products.

That is going to drastically streamline. The process of getting a person from social media over to your actual website to buy your products.

Shoppable Posts

So amazing feature!

Number #9: Data Download

If you’re one of those people that’s concerned about the future of Instagram. You don’t want to lose your photos and your comments and things like that. Then you want to check out the data download feature.

This is a new one that I noticed recently inside my Instagram settings. There you can actually request Instagram to send you all of your content in a nice little package.

So all you have to do is go into your settings. Scroll down to the privacy and security section. Then choose data download from there.

Data Download

You just have to add your information. Then Instagram will send you an email with a link to download all of your content.

Number #10: Live Question & Answer

The last Instagram features, I’m going to share with you guys is the new Instagram live question-and-answer feature.

Basically, Instagram has combined, the Instagram stories question sticker with the Instagram Live feature and made an awesome.

Instagram Live

Now you can do in Instagram live where you actually answer questions that people have submitted through your stories. It is a bit of complex setup.

So that is it about new 10 Instagram features. I hope you learned something new to this article. If you found help then please share to with your friends through your Social Media account.

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